I'm artist living in New Orleans, and my artwork explores climate change, the fossil fuel industry and the future of the Louisiana landscape.
I source my materials from the environment, including making my own paper and ink. I'm wondering if it might be possible to somehow distill particulate matter from petrochemical pollution in areas like Cancer Alley, to create an ink from. There is a company in India that works with diesel pollution to create an ink, and am curious if an ink could be produced to help visualize the pollution in this region and be used to create artwork to bring awareness to these issues.
I'm working on a grant to partner with a scientist to work on this project, if anyone knows of anyone who might be interested in working on this with me, please send me their info. Thank you